I cannot link your Emily to my Purkey's in Tn. but there was a John Purkey who died in Laurel Co., Ky. in 1979. He was of my line of Purkey's. Would you or someone there in Laurel Co. look up his obit for me? I would also like to know who his children were. Don't know if he or his father, Dave Purkey were living in that county in 1920. They lived Hamblen Co., Tn. 1910. I would appreciate any info.